On the occasion of Darat al Funun’s retrospective exhibition in remembrance of Amal Kenawy, Simon Njami, writer, freelance curator and art critic, talks about Amal’s life and art.
Born in 1974 in Cairo, Amal Kenawy was a prolific artist. She worked in a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, video art and performance. She was awarded many prestigious awards such as The Grand Prize of the 2012 Cairo Biennial, the 2010 Sharjah Biennial award, The Golden Prize for the 23 Alexandria Biennial, and the Prize for the Best Animated Film of the 12th Cairo International Film Festival. Amal Kenawy passed away on August 19th, 2012.
The talk will be in English.